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Christian Democratic Union of Germany: Political party in Germany
The Christian Democratic Union of Germany is a Christian-democratic, liberal-conservative political party in Germany. It is the major catch-all party of the centre-right in German politics. The CDU forms the CDU/CSU grouping, also known as the Union, in the Bundestag with its Bavarian counterpart the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU). Founded in 1945 as an interdenominational Christian party, the CDU effectively replaced the pre-war Catholic Centre Party, but also included politicians of other backgrounds, liberal and conservative. The party therefore claims to represent "Christian-social, liberal and conservative" elements.

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Angela Merkel’s CDU to elect new leader in April to try to revive fortunes [Video]

Angela Merkel’s CDU to elect new leader in April to try to revive fortunes

The centre-right Christian Democrats are in disarray following recent electoral setbacks and Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer’s decision to stand aside.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:41Published

Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election [Video]

Merkel's party punished by voters in Hamburg state election

Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) won most support in a vote in the northern city of Hamburg on Sunday and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives came third in the first electoral test since her..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:31Published
Rallies in east Germany after ruling party votes with far-right party [Video]

Rallies in east Germany after ruling party votes with far-right party

Rallies condemned ruling CDU party after it teamed up with far-right AfD party to vote the leader of the state of Thuringia out of office on February 5th.View on euronews

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Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to quit after vote debacle [Video]

Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to quit after vote debacle

Merkel successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer announced that she will quit her role as head of the CDU after the party was criticised over a regional election in Thuringia.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:36Published
Merkel protegee confirms she won't run for chancellor [Video]

Merkel protegee confirms she won't run for chancellor

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, leader of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), on Monday confirmed she would not run for chancellor in next year's federal election. Adam Reed reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:09Published
Angela Merkel On Her Party And Far-right [Video]

Angela Merkel On Her Party And Far-right

(CNN)Angela Merkel is outraged after her party teamed up with the far-right Alternative for Germany to oust the premier of the state of Thuringia in eastern Germany. Merkel's conservative Christian..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

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